15 Suspicious Signs That Your Computer Is Being Spied On
6The battery is draining very fast
If you have a new laptop and you notice your battery is draining fast then you should contact the company you bought your laptop from. A normal healthy, fully charged battery should last you 1 hour and 45 minutes. But, if you notice your battery draining to half in under 30 minutes then something could be fishy. Viruses and spyware are known to drain battery power.
7Your browser is being redirected
If you are using your web browser and you notice you are constantly being redirected to some other website you might be infected with a virus. Some viruses can infect your web browser and make them redirect your searchers to what site an attacker wants you to visit. When you notice this behavior try searching using a different browser.
8Your apps or programs behavior is abnormal
When you’re working on a new laptop you should not face any issue. Your programs should open fast and function smoothly. The speed of your laptop should also be good but if there is some funny business going on inside your system you will notice it. Viruses are meant to be incognito but they do slow down your system and make programs lag a bit.
If you have an old laptop or even one that was used for a few years you will notice the ‘(Not Responding)’ beside a few heavy programs. This is quite usual and nothing to be alarmed about. You should be alarmed when you notice this a lot and some programs just crash. Hackers want your data and this process can be strenuous on your system which is why some applications may crash.
Every laptop comes with a built-in webcam. Most models that have been released recently have removed the light that stays beside the webcam. This light is very important as it indicates when the webcam is on. Thanks to the removal of this light now hackers can record you without you ever knowing.